Archive for November, 2010

Cairo Time

Cairo Time

| November 30, 2010

Cairo Time is a sweeping romantic drama that shows the landscape and beauty of Cairo Egypt while telling the story of an American national on assignment in Cairo, whose wife comes to visit, only to find that she won’t be able to see her husband. She spends the bulk of her trip being chaperoned by […]

Sherlock: Season 1

Sherlock: Season 1

| November 30, 2010

In 2009, while Guy Ritchie was crafting a new version of Sherlock Holmes for the feature motion picture market, the BBC was re-tooling Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic sleuth for the small screen. The result was a modernized, contemporary take on the world of Sherlock Holmes, but one which remains amazingly faithful to the iconic […]

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Fantasia & Fantasia 2000 Combo Pack

Fantasia & Fantasia 2000 Combo Pack

| November 29, 2010

I feel little can be said by me in way of reviewing the original Fantasia, for most everyone is at least aware of its acclaim or has seen this experimental classic of animation. Therefore, I will avoid lengthy exploration of the film and get straight to the release. For those unfamiliar with the uncut version […]

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The Pink Hotel

The Pink Hotel

| November 28, 2010

The feature debuts of many filmmakers often bear the stamp of their primary influences, from both their personal lives and their favorite filmmakers. The former is most obvious when the filmmaker takes the old advice to “write (or, perhaps, direct) what you know,” leading many first-time writer/directors to tackle a story based on their own […]

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The Taint

The Taint

| November 27, 2010

As I watched The Taint, I couldn’t help but imagine Lloyd Kaufman crying tears of pride as the influence of Troma films officially made itself known in yet another generation of young filmmakers. Completely ridiculous and as gleefully offensive as anything Troma has ever done, The Taint brings new meaning to the word “splatstick.” The […]

Faster

Faster

| November 25, 2010

Faster is action star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s return to what he does best. The story is essentially Johnson as ‘Driver,’ a tough leading man seeking revenge for the murder of his brother. Along the way he runs into sleazy L.A. detective Billy Bob Thornton, called ‘Cop,’ and a hitman-for-hire named ‘Killer’ played by Oliver […]

Unstoppable

Unstoppable

| November 24, 2010

I really didn’t want to see the movie Unstoppable. I just knew it was another Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3, since they both star Oscar winner Denzel Washington and the director Tony Scott has worked with Denzel before. I learned that the crew worked three months on the trains in Pennsylvania learning more about […]

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Burlesque

Burlesque

| November 24, 2010

After nearly a decade, schlock masterpiece “Showgirls” has met its match. Calling “Burlesque” a train wreck does not cover the severity of its failure, nor does it cover the hilarity. Small town girl Ali (Christina Aguilera) moves to the City Of Angels in pursuit of music super stardom. Shortly after relocating, Ali takes the top […]

The Nutcracker 3D

The Nutcracker 3D

| November 24, 2010

“The Nutcracker 3D” has the blueprint for success: an interesting director, a dependable cast, a timeless story, and all the gizmos and gadgets Hollywood has to offer. Somehow something went terribly awry, leaving a big boring stain on screen for an hour and a half. In 1920 Vienna, young Mary (Elle Fanning) receives an early […]

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Elf Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Elf Ultimate Collector’s Edition

| November 24, 2010

It’s not easy to create new Christmas movies, to be just as beloved as classics such as It’s a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, etc. These are so beloved and if we don’t already own them on DVD, we search for them on the TV dial every December. Yet somehow, Will Ferrell […]

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